Skip to comments.Walter Mondale, Arne Carlson join fight against voter ID amendment
Posted on 06/27/2012 5:19:44 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Former Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale and former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson became the public faces of a fight against a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment requiring voters to present photo IDs at the polls.
The pair was introduced Tuesday, June 27, as two of four co-chairs of the Our Vote Our Future coalition's campaign against the ballot measure. Voters will decide in November whether to make government-issued photo identification essential to participating in an election.
The coalition's advisory committee is decidedly heavy with former Democratic officeholders.
This spring, the Republican-controlled Legislature advanced the measure to the ballot without the support of any Democratic lawmakers. Constitutional amendments don't go before the governor, so Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton had no chance to stop a proposal he opposed. A lawsuit aiming to keep the amendment off the ballot is pending.
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Only loser RINO Romney can save Obama, now.
Just like 2008.
This ammendment would make it too hard for Democrats to cheat.
If treason can be a capitol offense because it undermines the very foundations and confidence of the system that the republic is based on, why not voter fraud. If the people believe that voting does not matter then restoring that trust would take generations. I would make that law.
Mondale should not be taken seriously . Then again, outside of Minnesota, no one really ever did take ol’ Fritz too seriously.
That’s pretty obvious.
Whenever they express a concern, and that concern is addressed, they move on to another “concern”.
Whenever someone does this - expresses a concern and then moves to a different one (not previously stated) when that concern is addressed,
you know they have a different “concern” that they don’t want to express.
Catch your/myself doing it as well.
I looked up the word RINO in my dictionary. It said “See Arne Carlson”.
Is he still alive?
A bottle of beer, a pack of smokes, a plane trip to Chicago, or a can of spray paint- You need a state photo I.D. to buy any of these, yet the state of MN doesn’t even have this simple requirement in order to vote.
There are only two sides here: Those who want to stop fraud and those who will be irreparably harmed if the fraud is not allowed to continue.
The ONLY reason to oppose VOTER ID is to game the system and allow unqualified and dead people to vote... no other reason. These cretins deserve a trial and a hanging.
A humanist worldview leads one to believe that perfection can be achieved here on earth if only the right systems and environments are established.
This perfection is the “end” that justifies any “means” necessary.
Anyone opposing voter ID should be HAMMERED with the accusation that they want voter fraud. And, we can even pull the ol’ “fallacy of the complex question” on them -
“why do you want voter fraud?”
Of course, we always hear “there is no voter fraud”.
My answer to that is “then you shouldn’t have ANY problem with requiring ID, because it won’t affect vote totals at all”.
“Is he still alive?”
That was my first thought, also. Guess the dems are pulling out the “big guns” for this battle (lol)!
How many people in Minnesota still know who Carlson and Mondale are?
Unfortunately, too many know who they are and like them. The rest are or lean conservative.
“If treason can be a capitol offense because it undermines the very foundations and confidence of the system that the republic is based on, why not voter fraud. If the people believe that voting does not matter then restoring that trust would take generations. I would make that law.”
I agree, I have no trouble showing my DL to vote even tho it isn’t required here. I think that only those who have something to hide or are trying to game the system are the ones trying to keep anyone from having to provide an ID to vote.
I thought he was dead.
Why do conservative leaders do so horribly with explaining their stance? This (among various other issues) could be easily explained and defended to the public. You need ID’s for everything! And what about SAT’s? ID is checked very intensely there. Isn’t that a form of keeping the poor person down? Don’t they want minorities to go to college?
Arne owned a vacation cabin in Wisconsin while serving as the governor of Minnesota.
That old farts still alive?!? I thought he was just about knocking on deaths door when they drug him out of the Shady Acres Retirement home to replace Wellstone on the ballot back in 2002.
Voter ID would have prevented Al “dufus” Franken from being “elected” a U.S. Senator.
Guess the dems are pulling out the big guns for this battle (lol)!
How many people in Minnesota still know who Carlson and Mondale are?
bwaahah big GUNS ? BIG GUNS my BOA.....these bumblers left out JESSIE ‘a mind is s...’ Ventura. He’s a genuine MIN, hero...if ANYBODY’S a big gun it’s jessie.....hell these 3 could have gone on an historic american city tour with wrasstlin’ matches and any number of oddities n side shows like the fat man the midget al franken’s comedy show....the hairy lady; too they could’ve peddled ‘WE LOVE FRAUD’ TEE SHIRTS n all sorts and manner of other gewgaws and gimcracks. I don’t get it.
Bottom line: goodbye, Senator Franken.
Just why do the DIMocRATs and the RINOs hate Free America? Why don’t they take their guilt and d self-loathing to its logical end? I will happily supply the rope.
Just why do the DIMocRATs and the RINOs hate Free America? Why don’t they take their guilt and self-loathing to its logical end? I will happily supply the rope.
Exactly!!! That is why there can NEVER be compromise with the left. One cannot compromise with communist evil.
These people are idiots. In Minnesota and most every place else you need a picture ID to do anything from buying beer and cigarettes, pay by check, board a plane, check into a hotel, get a fishing licenses and yes, even apply for welfare benefits. So exactly who would be disenfranchised from voting by requiring a picture ID other than illegal aliens and those engaging in voter fraud? After the razor thin margins in recent Minnesota elections where even a small percentage of illegal voters could and likely did sway the results, you would think that requiring voter ID would be critical to fair elections.
Is he still alive? wow
should have read all the posts before I replied...
(I don't have any evidence there was voter fraud in Minnesota in 1984...just speculating based on the usual Democratic behavior.)
only brain dead.
Alive?? My thots too.
And I know Arnie is a rino - but WTfrick Arnie??
Voter ID is a no-brainer...
Maybe I’m missing it - or maybe it’s the MSM - but why don’t Republicans put more pressure on the Do-Nothing Democrats? Whenever someone is lambasting proponents of voter integrity, no one is questioning opponents (a/k/a Democrats), “Do you have any proposal to control voter fraud? Do you deny that there is any voter fraud? Do you not care about the integrity of the vote?” It’s all pretty shocking.
I feel a particular loathing for Mondale because I worked for a union during his egregious campaign and had to stamp ‘Mondale/Ferraro’ on every piece of mail that went out.
I think of how ridiculous this is every time I’m asked for my driver’s license now.
Like yesterday at the rental car place.
Arne Carlson endorsed Obama in 2008. Apparently still a horse’s butt.